Food & Drink

Two Easy Recipes You Need In Your Life This Year

By Charlotte Revill
24th Mar 2016

two recipes you need in your life

Over indulging is easy to do in Melbourne. Thankfully, we all have the same post-summer food blues, so just cook up a few healthy recipes and get back on track—simple. These two are an ideal way to start off your detox. Who said New Years resolutions had to taste bad? 

First up: Smashed Pea & Mint Bruschetta, quick and easy to make—who’d have thought those little green guys were so full of vitamins? All those years flicking them off your plate to the dog, and now we find out what we’ve been missing...

What you’ll need:

– 2x cups of frozen peas
– A decent handful of fresh mint
– 1 tablespoon of greek yoghurt
– 1/2 lemon
– GF crackers
– Salt and pepper
– Olive oil

What you’ll need to do:

Put your peas in a bowl and cover in hot water (you don’t need to boil them, no-one wants soggy peas!) After a few minutes, drain the water and throw the peas back into the bowl. Add your thinly diced mint and yoghurt, and season them. With a fork, roughly mash and mix together, then pile onto your GF crackers and squeeze some lemon on top.

Next up: Beetroot & Feta Fritters—because what’s an Aussie recipe if beetroot hasn’t creeped in somewhere? That pesky little superfood! They're full of antioxidant qualities that are almost as powerful as their stainng abilities—and that’s really saying something.

What you’ll need:

- 1x beetroot grated
- 2 spring onions thinly diced
- 1 clove of garlic thinly diced
- 1 block of feta
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 5 tblspoons of rice flour
- Handful of roughly chopped coriander

What you’ll need to do:

Beat your eggs in a bowl, add in the chia seeds, and leave to soak for 5 minutes. Then add in all your other ingredients, and mix together until it forms a batter. Season well. Heat some oil in a frying pan and ladle the mixture into reasonable sized fritters. Fry until golden brown on each side (usually 3mins).

It's time to stop kidding yourself that you’re going to stick to your liquid-only New Year resolution diet plan—there’s as much of a chance of that happening, as there is of you learning a new language on your tram ride home. Be realistic: healthy eating should be a lifestyle not a fad.

Eating well still tastes pretty damn good in only a few easy steps above. You’re welcome.

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If you're looking for more healthy meals this 2016, check out these Two Super Salads To Take To Your Next BBQ.

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